It can be overwhelming trying to find new books to read. There are new stories released daily, and, if you already have a teetering to-be-read pile, adding yet another book can be intimidating. Still, there’s something exhilarating about finding your new favorite read! In this blog series, the library staff will recommend books to you based on your genre preferences. We do a lot of reading when we’re off work, and we enjoy testing out the new books that we get for the library! If you would like to get a personalized recommendation from us, please use the library chat function on our website.
So, what should you read next?
- If you enjoy young adult fiction, funny moments, and slow-growing romance: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. You can read a full review here.
- If you like mysterious origin stories, North Carolina, and interesting character development: Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Many of the librarians have given rave reviews to this bestselling book, which was released in August 2018, and all of them have different opinions about the ending!
- For fans of intense real-life experiences, teaching and teachers, and survival techniques: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Library director Melissa Moore said that she couldn’t put this book down and highly recommends it.
- If you’re the kind of person who would rather be watching the Ted Bundy Tapes and keeping up with the latest news in crime: I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara. A main suspect in the Golden State Killer cases has been arrested and will face trial in the coming months, so this book is a great way to familiarize yourself with what’s going on and why this arrest is significant to so many California families.
- If you’re looking a lesser-known classic novella and a unique vampire tale: Carmilla by J.S. Le Fanu. This short, easy read has a gothic setting, mysterious illnesses, and a young female antagonist. Carmilla is also widely considered to be one of the first recorded vampire stories.
- Looking for a new children’s book?:The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela: A Tale From Africa by Christina Kessler. An easy-to-read, inspirational story, this book tells the tale of a young Ethiopian girl who wants to a be a beekeeper (a more male-dominated profession in her town).